Are you looking for excitement and adventure this summer? Do you want to go beyond the ordinary and explore what may be outside the ordinary? If so, you can join Alamance County Public Libraries as we Read Beyond the Beaten Path this summer!

Read Beyond the Beaten Path- KMiller Sunrise

Alamance County Public Libraries’ Summer Reading Program begins June 13 and runs through August 13th. Our summer offerings consist of two parts—library programs and a reading incentive program.

The programming staff of ACPL have all been working hard planning fun programs for all ages to attend. In addition to our recurring programs like stoytime and our book clubs, attendees can explore the legends of Sasquatch at May Memorial, make cool crafts every week at the Graham library, celebrate the great outdoors during Mebane’s Campout Craft program, and go on a county wide scavenger organized by North Park library, among many others! We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with other organizations to offer programs such as outdoor hikes with Burlington Recreation and Parks, all about bugs with Alamance County 4-H, river animals and plants with Stormwater Smart, backyard animals with the North Carolina Aquarium, and a chance to learn about animal conversation and meet some animal friends with Wild Tales NC! For our full calendar with dates and times, please visit our Calendar of Events or our Summer Reading page.  All of our summer programs are free, but many require advance registration.

You can also get rewarded for reading this summer! We are challenging each member of our community to read 1,000 minutes this summer. Any sort of reading counts—audiobooks, eBooks, comics, newspapers, or being read to! Rewards will be given out for every 90 minutes that are read, and consist of free books, small prizes, and raffle tickets for our end of summer raffle basket drawings!  You can sign up for our reading incentive program by visiting or by downloading the READSquared app.

We hope that you will join in the fun at your library and read beyond the beaten path this summer!